Prep Cook
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The Original: A Dinerant
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Prep Cook
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With critically acclaimed restaurants across the country, Sage Restaurant Group creates dining experiences where food, drink and inspired design meet and mix and our guests are hungry for life.

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Req # 3795BR

Job Title Prep Cook

Position Type Full Time - Regular

Location Name The Original

City Portland

State OR

Why Us We are seeking an exceptional Prep Cook to join our amazing team of associates. This position is a Full Time opportunity and comes with an array of great Full Time benefits such as Medical, Dental, 401k, hotel perks, and more!

Are you passionate about preparing food and delivering a unique Portland experience? Would you like to have the professional growth opportunities that a larger national company provides, but prefer to work in a local indigenous environment that feels oh-so-Portland? You don't have to compromise - this may be the break you've been looking for!

Sage Restaurant Group is a team of passionate industry-leading restaurateurs who excel in the realm of Food and Beverage operations by creating and operating successful concepts that are distinctly branded, innovative and highly designed.

Under the direction of Executive Chef AJ Voytko, The Original Dinerant is the coming together of the local food movement and the past 50 years of roadside diners and restaurants. Our passion is service and home cooked foods with the culinary expertise of today's modern kitchens. Our focus is on hospitality and the fun of entertaining. The Original Dinerant is the place for you if you are passionate about the revolution that is approachable food done well. The Original Dinerant provides a guest experience that is second to none.

We are seeking an experienced Prep Cook to join our amazing team of associates.

Hungry For Life? We are: "I Am Sage - Supercut!"

This Full Time position offers a fantastic selection of benefits such as Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Paid Vacation & Sick allowances and and industry perks of global hotel & restaurant discounts, and much more.

Posting Overview

Prepare food items in accordance with production requirements and quality standards while maintaining a safe sanitary work environment.



Dealing with Ambiguity

Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.


Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.


Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.


Minimal hearing necessary to hear equipment, timers, etc.

Moderate vision required to check quality and portions of food.

Moderate comprehension and literacy required to read recipe cards and procedures.


Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying: All of these functions are essential primarily because of the heavy production associated with Banquets. Items include food, small equipment -75% of the time.

Bending of the knees does become necessary when using the lower oven for cooking, 5-10 times a day.

Mobility -full range of mobility and the ability to travel 30-50 feet on a regular basis throughout the day.

Continuous standing -during preparation, during service hours or during expediting, usually all day.

Must have moderate hearing to hear equipment timers and communicate with other staff.

Must have excellent vision to see that product is prepared appropriately.

Must have moderate comprehension and literacy to read use records and all special requests.

Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying: Position regularly involves lifting food cases and metros weighing up to 70 lbs.

Pushing and pulling carts is required.

Bending/kneeling: Regular bending to lift items and supplies. Periodic kneeling.

Mobility: Regularly moves all around kitchen.

Continuous standing: To complete a task, may be stationary for short periods of time.

Periodic climbing required.

Education/Formal Training

High school education or equivalent experience.


Minimum one year food service or related work.

Material/Equipment Used

Chemicals/Agents: grease strip, bleach, grease cutter, Lime Away.

Protective Clothing: hair restraint/hat, gloves, apron, safety shoes - approximately 100% of 8 hour shift.

Deep fryer, broiler, stove, steamer, food processor, mixer, slicer, oven, steam table, tilt kettle, waffle iron, flat top grill.


Inside 100% of 8 hour shift. Going in the freezer temperatures can be -10 degrees. On the front line, temperatures can be over 100 degrees.

EEO Statement

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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